Altran adds to early signs of expected LBO big bang

Market participants hoping for a surge of large leveraged buyout financings in 2018 have been rewarded already by the arrival of a deal to finance French engineering services firm Altran's purchase of its peer Aricent, as well as several smaller deals.

  • By Victor Jimenez
  • 12 Jan 2018

“If some of the big auctions [of companies] materialise, like Akzo Nobel or Unilever Spreads, we may see record LBO volumes since the financial crisis,” said the head of leveraged finance at a US investment bank in London ahead of the market opening this week.

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